Sep 9, 2010 11:30pm PDT
with amber lee in one of the neighborhoods down there in san bruno. amber, what can you tell us. >> reporter: we're on san bruno avenue, this area is under evacuation order. we want to show you what the fire looked like, even just about an hour, hour and a half ago, the orange flow of flames is not a welcome sight as the fire continues to consume homes. many people told us they can't believe what they are seeing. right now i want to tell you that this is san bruno avenue. caution tape is up, they want to keep people from going beyond this point which is crest point and san bruno avenue. when we first got here, we were just above the hill. some of the people told me they were shopping. while we were on san bruno avenue, this is some of the flames we've been seeing tonight. take a look. the orange glow, again the orange glow is not a welcome sight for people who live in this area. many people told us simply that they are frightened, they are wondering what has happened to their neighbor, friends, relative who is live in the area. some were able to get ahold of loved one, others were not. let'
Sep 24, 2010 11:30pm PDT
some choice in how he dies. two years old, san quentin's new execution chamber has never been used. but that could change overnight next tuesday with albert brown, convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in riverside county in 1980. >> they built a new execution chamber. they did that in secret. >> reporter: the aclu says the judge hasn't approved the new death chamber or lethal injection procedures so he should not let the state rush into ruling executions. but in the ruling, the judge found a three-drug combination acceptable, so brown can choose if he wants that or one shot. concerns about lethal injection were first raised by murderer, michael morales, who averted execution. analysts are not sure why the state is pushing executions now. >> i don't think anybody could really predict what's gonna happen on tuesday night. >> reporter: if the execution goes forward, hundreds of protesters will likely gather, the last inmate put together by lethal injection shun was clarence allen in 2006, convicted of the contract killings of three people. >> there's no human
Sep 8, 2010 11:30pm PDT
evening, i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the truck driver tells us that his brakes failed and he couldn't avoid smashing into the row of cars at the bottom of a freeway off-ramp. the accident happened at 4:15 this afternoon on the grand avenue exit ramp from eastbound i-80. ktvu's amber lee is live at the scene tonight with our report. amber? >> reporter: frank, this busy off-ramp remains closed as work hes clean up the debris. there was a lot of damage but few injuries. the truck driver who identified himself to us only as tony, says he was on his way home when the brakes failed. he said he had been hauling dirt in oakland. tony estimates he was going 45 miles per hour down the exit ramp when he couldn't stop his truck. he told us he scrambled to find a way to avoid hitting the vehicles in front of him. >> i was looking at that way, you know, the telephone poles and can't go that way. can't go up the hill. can't hit the side of the freeway. i had nowhere to ditch the truck. and i was just like, praying. >> reporter: the truck slammed into a honda causing a chain reaction.
Sep 14, 2010 11:30pm PDT
to see how they are coping with the disaster. and a controversy about a political candidate, is he using the fire victims to try to win an election. and you can find continuing coverage including more of those dispatched fire tapes. >>> the california governor's race is turning into a war of tv ads. former president bill clinton endorsed jerry brown today saying brown would make an excellent governor. just yesterday, brown was apologizing to clinton after brown made a joke of clinton's relationship with monica luwinsky. today president clinton made a statement that said, the tough campaign we fought 18 years ago is not relevant. >>> and today jerry released an ad of whitman as pinoccio. >>> and an ad by the teacher's union will not be allowed to be aired. >>> sarah shourd was released from a tyran prison this morning. this -pl cos among questions of her health and her two companions left behind. one of them her fiance. rita williams reports. >> reporter: it's a bittersweet story still with no end. >> i'm extremely grateful, i feel myself i have a huge debt to repay the world for what it'